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Here are some of the sights in living color. 2047 DANNY DeREGO Sun, 08 Nov 2015 21:10:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout How they scored: Cougs vs. Bears TURNOVER AND an inability to capitalize on No. 24 California’s mistakes undid Washington State’s upset bid as the Cougars suffered a 34-28 setback Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sophomore quarterback Luke Falk completed 35 of 49 passes for 389 yards, but threw an interception on WSU’s second to last possession to end the comeback effort. 2047 CHRIS CHANCELLOR Sat, 03 Oct 2015 22:14:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Monday Morning Quarterbacking with Alex Brink WE CAN ALL agree Washington State's win over Wyoming wasn’t pretty. And the Cougs' early struggles brought back some bad memories from the Portland State loss. But the difference this past Saturday was this: the Cougars responded in the second half, particularly on defense, and came out with a win. Heading into the bye week, there are three things WSU must address to find success in Pac-12 play. 2047 ALEX BRINK Mon, 21 Sep 2015 22:31:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout HALFTIME: Cougar D resembling turnstiles THE WAZZU D must have been in The Coug for the first half, because they sure didn't show up in Martin Stadium for the first half on Saturday night. Washington State found themselves in a real fight with Wyoming at the break, with the Cougars leading just 21-14 in a game they were favored by 24 points. 2047 the staff of Sun, 20 Sep 2015 01:42:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougar D in a takeaway mood Wednesday PULLMAN – Wednesday was a day for the Washington State defense, both the starting and scout units. Combined, the Cougar D forced 10 turnovers. It wasn't the best day for the offense, although the starters were responsible for two of the 10 picks. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 17 Sep 2015 03:40:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU's Mastro: You should have seen what I saw SPOKANE -- Jim Mastro knew his audience had watched the live broadcast of Washington State’s 37-34 victory at Rutgers. A few may even have traveled to New Jersey to see the game in person. But to fully appreciate the way the Cougars pulled out the last-minute victory, Mastro offered a different, compelling perspective. 2047 STEVE CHRISTILAW Tue, 15 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout HALFTIME: Cougs spittin' mad at Rutgers WASHINGTON STATE CAME out focused and spitting mad at Rutgers, forging a 13-6 lead at the break. But it could have been more. Luke Falk and the offensive line were exceptional -- the Cougar QB had time immemorial in completing 18 of his first 20 tosses. The Cougar D mostly slammed the door shut on Rutgers, wrapping up tackles and employing solid run defense. And what's this - a DB interception? 2047 the staff of Sat, 12 Sep 2015 20:44:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Leach confident Cougs bounce back at Rutgers DURING HIS WEEKLY radio show on Wednesday, Mike Leach sounded confident that his Cougars will bounce back in Week Two. WSU will head to Rutgers today for the Saturday showdown in New Jersey (12:30 p.m., ESPNU). And one thing you can expect from the Cougs, Leach said, is for the team to come out with passion and fight. 2047 BRAULIO PEREZ Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:44:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Rutgers 101: Why WSU holds matchup advantages RUTGERS TOOK CARE of business against Norfolk State but their 2015 season has been as tumultuous as the Cougars’. Before we get into any of that, let's just zero in on the game itself -- and at the matchups in particular. And therein are some positives. As bad as things went last Saturday for Washington State, the Cougars' strengths do match up nicely against Rutgers' weaknesses. 2047 MATT MOORE Tue, 08 Sep 2015 21:13:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout What you missed in WSU’s historic loss BEFORE WE ALL move on to thinking about Week 2 opponent Rutgers, and despite what many in Cougar Nation have suggested, Washington State's loss to Portland State was not a tragedy. The sinking of the Titanic – that was a tragedy. Let’s put things in perspective, people. No, what happened Saturday out on the Palouse wasn’t a tragedy. It was worse. 2047 BARRY BOLTON Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:55:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Poor tackling, fumble fingers equal WSU loss PULLMAN -- Game predictions were high. Expectations for the Mike Leach's 2015 season, his fourth at Washington State were even higher. Those were all left to smolder in what became a dumpster fire Saturday at Martin Stadium when the Cougars blew a 10-point halftime lead and lost to FCS Portland State 24-17. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:19:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougfan TV: 5 takeaways on WSU-PSU debacle PULLMAN -- Former Cougar tight end Tony Thompson sat amazed in the stands on Saturday, and not in a good way, at the number of missed tackles by Washington State in the 24-17 loss to Portland State. Here are his takeaways in the immediate aftermath of a historic loss. 2047 the staff of Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:45:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Halftime: Coug D stifling, but only 10-0 lead WASHINGTON STATE apparently is taking its perceived lack of a running game to heart, as that and an impressive defensive performance have been noticeable during the first half Saturday as the Cougars lead Portland State 10-0 at halftime in wet, chilly Martin Stadium. 2047 the staff of Sat, 05 Sep 2015 20:04:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout PREDICTION: Cougs will end TD return drought PULLMAN – For a school that hasn't returned a punt for a touchdown since 2005 or a kickoff for pay dirt since 2003, you may find my first prediction for tomorrow's Washington State-Portland State game to be highly suspect. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:30:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout COMMENTARY: Why the Cougs will/won’t shine PULLMAN – Washington State football fans are a curious lot in that most tend to be optimistic – unrealistically so, in the eyes of some outsiders – yet many crimson-clad rooters seem to live in eternal fear that a trap door awaits them. 2047 HOWIE STALWICK Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:01:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Thursday Night Football yields mixed success PULLMAN -- If it's Thursday, it's time for Thursday Night Football at Cougar practice. Tyler Hilinski took the bulk of the quarterback snaps, while cornerback Treshon Broughton got some reps in his first real scrimmage work. But as one Cougar assistant coach noted, the tackling left something to be desired. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:41:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate True-freshman QB Tyler Hilinski displays his fundamentals while assistant Dave Yost looks on Scout Practice report: WSU offense rebounds PULLMAN -- After a lackluster showing by the Washington State offense Tuesday, Mike Leach said there's always tomorrow. That came Wednesday, and the Cougar O picked it up and showed improvement. Meanwhile, the defense continued to practice at a high level, just three days out from the season opener against Portland State. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 03 Sep 2015 03:13:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout COUGFAN TV: Mike Leach high on Cougar RBs PULLMAN -- Gerard Wicks may show up as No. 1 on the Cougars' depth chart, but Mike Leach says he'll play at least three backs against Portland State. Leach said after Wednesday's practice that Wicks, Keith Harrington and Jamal Morrow all bring different things to the table, and he likes them all. Leach also thought the offense rebounded Wednesday, and his preference for players participating in high school track. 2047 Matthew Zimmer Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:10:01 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate WSU defense rounding into game shape PULLMAN - Tuesday's news was Mike Leach naming Luke Falk as WSU's starting quarterback, but the defense tried its best to grab a headline or two. With the season opener looming, the Cougar D is responding in kind. WSU defenders, be it starters or scout team, were flying to the ball, covering so much ground it was hard to keep up. The offense? As Leach says, that's what tomorrow is for. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:12:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout COUGFAN TV: James Williams is ‘freakish’ PULLMAN -- Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro said it is a three-way competition for the starting job. But Mastro lavished praise on true freshman James Williams, who is not part of that trio. “He’s a freakish athlete,” Mastro said. “He’s as athletic as they come. He’s going to have an unbelievable career here.” Mastro also broke down the attributes of his other running backs. 2047 The staff of Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:54:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Jim Mastro Scout White, Molton, Luani, Dotson in WSU spotlight PULLMAN -- The Cougars considered holding Wednesday evening’s practice in the bubble because of the smoke from the wildfires affecting much of the state. However, Washington State headed outside to Rogers Field after 10 minutes in the indoor practice facility and Cougar corner Charleston White (pictured above) made the most of his night, with a pair of picks against the scout team. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout WSU practice has a regular-season feel PULLMAN -- The dog days of preseason camp began to turn a corner Tuesday, as Washington State returned to Rogers Field to work on acclimating to its regular-season practice schedule. With school now in session, Tuesday was also the first day walk-ons were eligible to participate at practice. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:19:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout COUGFAN TV: Jim Mastro sorts out backfield PULLMAN -- Washington State running backs coach Jim Mastro says the Cougars have four players for one starting role. How does he sort that out before the Sept. 5 opener against Portland State? “We grade everything,” he said, referring to attributes both on and off the field. Mastro also discusses the leadership of the “veterans” of the group, sophomores Jamal Morrow and Gerard Wicks. 2047 The staff of Wed, 26 Aug 2015 02:15:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Jim Mastro Scout SCRIMMAGE: D turns it up, takes offense down PULLMAN – The Cougars' second scrimmage of fall camp showed that the defense means business as all three units took it to the offensive players. But that didn't mean that the offense didn't go down fighting. “At times some guys tried to do a little too much, but overall pretty good effort today,” coach Mike Leach said. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:22:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Gerard Wicks' LAPD mom insisted on WSU PULLMAN – Signing day for football letters of intent was just four days away in 2013 when Gerard Wicks, a highly coveted running back who had committed to Washington State, received a scholarship offer from a UCLA assistant coach. “He called me on my birthday of February 2nd,” Wicks recalled. “He said he had a present for me.” 2047 HOWIE STALWICK Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:34:00 GMT 0 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Day 12: Big moments for Cougar offense, D Twelve days into practice and just over two weeks until Washington State's season opener against Portland State, it's time to being to look the part of finely tuned. The Cougars did just that Thursday, as the offense and defense showed great competitiveness, with both sides displaying signs of strength. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:54:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Few concerns after WSU offense has issues PULLMAN – Washington State’s explosive offense sputtered at times against the Cougars’ unproven defense during practice Wednesday, and at least one offensive player views that as an indicator of good things to come for the 2015 Cougars. 2047 HOWIE STALWICK Thu, 20 Aug 2015 03:03:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Cougfan Radio: When Zimmer met Walden IN A radio interview on 1510 KGA Spokane, Jim Walden quizzed's Matthew Zimmer on the Washington State fall camp happenings. This will be a regular feature in 2015, with CF.C on the radio talkin' Cougs with Walden Saturday mornings this season. And if you can't turn in at the appointed time, we've got you covered and will post the clip here on 2047 the staff of Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:03:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout Return to Pullman leaves Cougar D wanting PULLMAN -- Washington State made its return to the Palouse and the rolling hills did not spell success for the Cougar defense. WSU quarterbacks had some sharp moments against the defense, which walked away from Tuesday's practice looking ahead to a better Wednesday. 2047 MATTHEW ZIMMER Wed, 19 Aug 2015 04:26:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout With Kyrin Priester in mix, WSU offense sharp PULLMAN – Washington State football players were delighted to practice on their home turf for the first time this fall Tuesday. The fact that wide receiver Kyrin Priester (pictured above) practiced with the Cougars for the first time as an active player on the 2015 roster made practice that much sweeter. 2047 HOWIE STALWICK Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:54:00 GMT 1 137 Washington State washingtonstate Scout